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Officials Issue Warning After Murder on Falcon Lake
Texas Tribune ^ | October 1, 2010

Posted on 10/01/2010 1:56:13 PM PDT by La Lydia

Following the fatal shooting of a U.S. citizen boating on Falcon Lake Thursday, Texas law enforcement agencies are asking visitors to the popular freshwater fishing spot to stay clear of the Mexican side of the international body of water. A 30-year-old man was shot in the head by Mexican gunmen, officials said, after he and his wife navigated their Jet Skis past the international boundary in what officials say was a sight-seeing trip to Guerrero Viejo, Tamaulipas. Authorities have not found the man's body, but he is presumed dead. Officials allege the attackers were armed Mexican pirates, who continued shooting at the surviving wife after she fled back toward U.S. waters.

“The Zapata County Sheriff’s Office, the Texas Department of Public Safety and the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department are telling boaters on Falcon Lake to stay on the United States side of the lake and not venture into Mexican waters,” says a statement released today by the Texas DPS. “Fishermen are still advised to stay as far away as possible from any of the Argos-type fishing boats typically used as fishing vessels by Mexican fishermen. These boats have a large prow, a small outboard motor without a cowling and no identification numbers on the hull.”

Officials said the assailants could be “members of a drug trafficking organization or members of an enforcer group linked to a drug trafficking organization who are heavily armed and using AK-47s or AR-15 rifles to threaten their victims.”

Thursday’s incident marks the fifth time since April boaters have run into trouble on the popular lake. According to the DPS statement, previous attacks include:

April 30: Four heavily armed men boarded two boats near the Old Guerrero area and demanded money. After collecting $200 in cash, the bandits tried to follow the U.S. boats as they sped back to U.S. waters. The bandits stopped once they reached the United States boundary.

May 6: Two armed men approached a boat near Marker 14 on the north side of Salado Island on top of the ruins at Old Guerrero. The men demanded money, which the fishermen gave them.

May 16: Five armed men boarded a boat on the United States side of the lake near Marker 7. Investigators have no further information on the incident.

Aug 31: Falcon Lake pirates, in a small boat marked “Game Wardin (sic)” in duct-taped letters, attempted to stop a Texas fisherman. The fisherman's knowledge of previous DPS safety warnings about Falcon Lake and the misspelling of "warden" alerted him something was wrong, and he outran the Mexican vessel to safety.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: drugsmuggling; falconlake; mexico; murder; nationalsecurity
I guess this means that we can shoot them if they're on our side of the like. Uh huh.
1 posted on 10/01/2010 1:56:18 PM PDT by La Lydia
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To: La Lydia

More U.S. territory being ceded to Mexico?


2 posted on 10/01/2010 1:59:02 PM PDT by Spok (Free Range Republican)
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To: La Lydia
I'm suprrised some patriot hasn't dynamited this obscenity yet --
3 posted on 10/01/2010 2:00:32 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both.)
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To: Spok

No, not in this instance. The problem is that the lake is on an international boundary. The boundary is controlled by a bi-lateral commission, and the Mexicans have veto power over what we do. Both governments could and should jointly police that lake. Or the Mexicans should agree that we do it. They know it is hotbed of drug smuggling, and all they have done is warn the law-abiding of both countries to say away, instead of going in there and asserting authority. And this has been going on for some time. This could easily be remedied if there was a will to do so.


4 posted on 10/01/2010 2:01:11 PM PDT by La Lydia
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To: La Lydia

Note to self; when fishing that lake remember to take the M-79, the M-1, the M-2, the M1911a1, and plenty of ammo for self defense.


5 posted on 10/01/2010 2:05:17 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: La Lydia

So it’s being ceded to the cartel.(?)


6 posted on 10/01/2010 2:07:21 PM PDT by Spok (Free Range Republican)
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To: Spok
"More U.S. territory being ceded to Mexico?"

More of the "protection" of U.S. citizens by warning them to stay away from Mexico, while at the same time doing NOTHING about Mexicans coming into the U.S. and committing crimes.

If the same thugs who shot this guy while skidooing with his wife were gunned down for crossing into U.S. waters by a couple of white guys the Left would be in full whine about how horrible and racist it was and the shooters must be crucified.

Insanity is absolutely the rule of the day.

7 posted on 10/01/2010 2:07:44 PM PDT by TheClintons-STILLAnti-American
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To: Spok

Basically. There was a story yesterday about how the Texas sheriff couldn’t go look for the victim’s body.


8 posted on 10/01/2010 2:08:28 PM PDT by La Lydia
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To: La Lydia
In another time the US army would be down their racking up a body count of this subhuman filth.

But I suppose we'll have to absorb a few hundred more murders before our leaders begin worrying.

9 posted on 10/01/2010 2:10:09 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: La Lydia
"Our borders are more secure now than they ever have been." - Janet Napolitano.

If that's true, they are also a lot further north than they ever have been. LOL!

10 posted on 10/01/2010 2:15:26 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Josef Stalin - The Father of "Progressive Values"! <<<<< sarc/ for those in Rio Linda.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
"Our borders are more secure now than they ever have been." - Janet Napolitano.

If that's true, they are also a lot further north than they ever have been. LOL!

That's gotta be worth a Post of the Day!!

11 posted on 10/01/2010 2:19:34 PM PDT by thulldud (Is it "alter or abolish" time yet?)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

“Our borders are more secure now than they ever have been.” - Janet Napolitano.

Give her a jet ski and tell her to prove it. No bodyguards allowed.


12 posted on 10/01/2010 2:24:37 PM PDT by A Strict Constructionist (Oligarchy...never vote for the Ivy League candidate.)
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To: SandRat
Note to self; when fishing that lake remember to take the M-79, the M-1, the M-2, the M1911a1, and plenty of ammo for self defense.

Some of these might come in handy:
12 GAUGE TERMINATOR
THIS ROUND CONTAINS A HOLLOW CORE SLUG WHICH HAS DOZENS OF TINY LEAD PELLETS THAT SPREAD DRAMATICALLY AS THE CORE EXPANDS TO 1-1/2" ON IMPACT. THE INITIAL SHOCK CAUSED BY THE CORE IS FURTHER ENHANCED BY THE TINY SHOT CREATING MASSIVE TISSUE DAMAGE.

12 GAUGE TRACER SHOT
THESE TRACER ROUNDS SHOW THE EXACT PATH TAKEN BY THE SHOT STAYING NEAR THE CENTER OF THE PATTERN. THEY ENABLE THE SHOOTER TO PINPOINT ANY SIGHTING ERRORS. THE TRACE CAN BE SEEN EVEN IN BRIGHT SUNLIGHT, MAKING IT IDEAL FOR CLAY TARGETS, SPORTS, LAW ENFORCEMENT OR MILITARY TRAINING.

12 GAUGE PAYLOAD SLUG
THIS IS A FINNED STABILIZED SLUG WITH A DEEP HOLLOW CAVITY FOR LOADING COMBUSTIBLE MATERIAL. THE ENTRANCE HOLE IN THE PROJECTILE EASILY ACCOMMODATES THE INSERTION OF A #209 SHOTGUN PRIMER AS AN INITIATOR. (Plenty of room for creativity here. :-) )

To get their attention/scare the beJesus out of them - especially if the immediate second round is the Fireball:
12 GAUGE WHISTLE
THESE CARTRIDGES LIFT A PROJECTILE THAT EMITS AN EAR-PIERCING SCREAM TO AN AVERAGE ALTITUDE OF 600 FEET. THESE CARTRIDGES ARE DESIGNED TO WARD OFF PREDATORS SUCH AS DEER, FOX AND DOGS ON PROTECTED PROPERTY/FARM LANDS OR NURSERIES.

And, for close in work:
12 GAUGE FIREBALL
FIREBALL PRODUCES AN ENORMOUS WALL OF FIRE AND SPARKS FOR 250+ FEET! THE INCENDIARY METAL CONTAINED INSIDE BURNS AT OVER 3000 DEGREES FAHRENHEIT WHEN FIRED, SHOWERING YOUR TARGET IN A MOMENTARY WALL OF FIRE. HAS BEEN USED BY U.S. FORESTRY TO START BACKFIRES AND POLICE SWAT TEAMS FOR DIVERSIONARY TACTICS. WARNING: EXTREME FIRE HAZARD!!! (COMPARES TO DRAGON'S BREATH).

More HERE.

13 posted on 10/01/2010 2:36:29 PM PDT by Oatka ("A society of sheep must in time beget a government of wolves." –Bertrand de Jouvenel)
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To: skeeter
Skeeter, skeeter......no offense, but a bunch of thugs killed 3000 of us at one fell swoop...

...yeah, "we" started doing something about it, we thought....but the "actions" soon degenerated into the same old PC actions that have been going on for the last 60 years....

...where nobody gets hurt...(except our guys)...

...and absolutely NOTHING gets settled!...

...so we know for sure that 3000 people at one time is not "worrying" our "leaders"...let alone a measly few hundred. ...

...krap, even president Zer0 hisself said the other day that we can "absorb" another attack, what ever the hell that means.

The real question then would be, just how many people dead in terrorist attacks would spur a real war?....10,000?

100,000

maybe a million?....

14 posted on 10/01/2010 2:37:07 PM PDT by B.O. Plenty (Give war a chance...)
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To: SandRat

Or have the next 50BMG Match there......Barretts, McMillian’s and Accuracy Internationals oh my !


15 posted on 10/01/2010 2:41:39 PM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: B.O. Plenty
Our leaders are repsonsible for the PC.

The citizenry would fully support a swift and overwhelming response.

One day we'll sweep the effete bastards aside & have our own way. IMO

16 posted on 10/01/2010 2:44:18 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: La Lydia

Mexico is a criminal cesspool that is beyond fixing. Avoid it at all times.


17 posted on 10/01/2010 3:00:24 PM PDT by pallis
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To: Oatka
You do realize that the M-79 is a 40mm Shoulder fired Grenade Launcher?

May be used in direct fire or as a 40 mm Mortar for Plungng fire.

Rounds can be HE-FRAG, smoke, illumination, CS (Tear Gas), HE-DP (dual purpose, fragmentation/antitank), incendiary, buckshot canister (for close-combat and self-defense).

Range up to 375 meters.

18 posted on 10/01/2010 3:02:17 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: skeeter
... before our leaders begin worrying.

Leaders?

Not by any stretch of the imagination nor by any definition are these people "leaders"!

19 posted on 10/01/2010 3:06:18 PM PDT by JohnG45
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To: La Lydia
This is nothing new, that area has been dangerous for years.

In late 1981 or early 82 I was notified I was taking another guys place on a rig job down at Falcon Heights.

The manager called me to give me directions where I was going, and told me to make sure I carried a gun with me.

One of the contractors was heading to the rig by himself one night and stopped to open a gate. When he got out of his truck, a bunch of illegals jumped him and chopped him up with a machete.

The manager had talked with the land owner and the sheriff, both had told him I wasn't to stop on the way into the rig. If a gate was closed to turn around if I could or drive through it if I couldn't. I wasn't to stop for anybody. I was to run over them or shoot them.

20 posted on 10/01/2010 3:18:16 PM PDT by IMR 4350
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To: La Lydia
Texas should follow the example set forth by Rip Ford: arm and equip the Texas Rangers, and turn 'em loose to clean up our border...

Those early Texas Rangers sure knew how to "take care of business"...

21 posted on 10/01/2010 3:22:23 PM PDT by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias...)
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To: TXnMA

“One riot, one Ranger”


22 posted on 10/01/2010 3:27:05 PM PDT by La Lydia
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To: BenLurkin

Who is it? I can’t make it out.


23 posted on 10/01/2010 3:34:18 PM PDT by jackibutterfly
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To: SandRat
You do realize that the M-79 is a 40mm Shoulder fired Grenade Launcher?

Yeah, I did, but believe it's not allowed for the peons. Besides, 12 ga. ammo described, while pricey, would be priceless when TSHTF whereas the 40MM would be hard to get at any price.

24 posted on 10/01/2010 4:34:07 PM PDT by Oatka ("A society of sheep must in time beget a government of wolves." –Bertrand de Jouvenel)
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To: Oatka
True.. unless you have a Class 3 Federal Firearms License.
25 posted on 10/01/2010 4:41:36 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: jackibutterfly

The Equestrian Statue of General Francisco Villa was a gift to the people of Arizona from the President of Mexico. Bronze, it is in the tradition of equestrian statues and poses the General in action. It is located in the downtown Tucson 20 de agosto Park.

Although much revered as a revolutionary hero in Mexico, the memory of Villa in the U.S. is more often that of a bandit. The gift inspired many heated conversations and letters to the newspaper that brought in issues of cultural diversity and politics, and is well remembered today by most long-time Tucsonans. The solution to the controversy was to face the statue pointing south, in a not heavily trafficed location, surrounded with trees.

According to biographer Fredrich Katz (1998), Villa was a Robin Hood figure to the poor of Mexico, stealing from wealthy miners, ranchers, and others and redistributing the money or goods (such as cattle) to peasants. In Robin Hood Style, Villa is said to have noted that the poor were owed compensation for the work and working conditions they had endured. His actions in these redistributions are often characterized as brutal. But there is no question that he was a crucial figure in changing the governance of Mexico during the Mexican Revolution of 1910 towards a more democratic, socially oriented structure. Because Villa was commander of the Northern Division of the forces of the 1910 Mexican Revolution, his actions sometimes directly affected U.S. towns close to the border. Revolutionary battles along Arizona’s borders that involved Villa’s troops occurred in Agua Prieta, Naco, and Nogales, Sonora (the state that adjoins Arizona to the south). U.S. Americans were terrorized and killed during these battles. In Nogales, 60 miles south of Tucson, Villa’s forces had a shootout with American soldiers in 1915 and in 1918 Mexican and American troops exchanged gunfire when a Mexican arms smuggler was shot while crossing the border (Trimble, 1989). Most famous is the Villistas’ raid on Columbus, New Mexico, in 1916 after a bad arms deal with a resident of the town, Sam Ravel, that resulted in the deaths of 17 US citizens, mostly local residents. (The raid is also sometimes interpreted as retaliation for President Wilson’s collaboration with the Carranza government that resulted in serious defeats to the Villistas at Agua Prieta, Sonora, and Celaya in central Mexico.) Until recently, according to Katz, Villa was the only foreign born person since 1812 to have invaded, attacked, and killed U.S. Americans inside the country’s borders.

http://www.cfa.arizona.edu/are476/files/pancho.htm


26 posted on 10/01/2010 4:46:25 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both.)
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To: BenLurkin

Thanks so much.


27 posted on 10/02/2010 2:20:27 PM PDT by jackibutterfly
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